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How to Make Money on TikTok

By Editorial Staff

Is TikTok just Vine 2.0? Definitely not. At its peak, Vine only had about 200 million monthly users. TikTok, on the other hand, already has 500 million monthly users and is growing exponentially by the day. Why? TikTok has become increasingly popular among those categorized as either generation Z or millennials. TikTok is best known for sucking users into binge-watching videos. TikTok influencers have begun to emerge and brands are also starting to pick up on this effective platform for marketing campaigns. 

By the month, TikTok continues to rank in the top ten apps worldwide, bringing in millions of new users! It has even surpassed the likes of Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat in monthly App Store installs and downloads! Now that we have established why TikTok is so successful and enticing, let’s learn how you can make money posting funny videos with your friends! Although you cannot directly earn revenue from TikTok, here’s how you can make money through utilizing this exciting new app. 

Influencer Marketing

It is impossible to write a blog about making money on TikTok without discussing influencer marketing. Influencer Marketing is the new trend, as brands all over the world are now turning to social media users with a large following for their advertising and marketing needs. Given that TikTok is among the fastest-growing social media platforms with millions of users worldwide, it is only fitting that brands turn to the popular app to promote their products. Here’s how it is done: similar to other social media platforms, a company will reach out to a popular TikTok user and pay them a handsome amount of money for promoting their products or brand. If you have a large following on TikTok, be sure to put a business email in your bio so that companies can contact you! This is the most popular way to make money on TikTok; however, it requires a large following. When you have a large audience, brands are more likely to reach out to you because you will market their product to more TikTok users. Are you new to TikTok? Check out our latest blog on TikTok stats to gain insights into just how popular the app is becoming.  

E-Commerce Store

Who doesn’t love a shirt by their favorite celebrity or influencer? If you have a following on TikTok, selling your very own merch is a great (and EASY) way to make money. Simply create a design, find a printing company you like, and market your product. For optimal success, we recommend promoting your clothing line in your TikTok videos. Don’t know where to start? TeeSpring can help you out. TeeSpring is a trustworthy and reputable company for all your printing needs. They will print, produce, and even ship your T-Shirt orders. At that point, your only job is to market the product to the masses on TikTok. It’s easy money! If you need some inspiration, check out some of the popular women on TikTok. Many of them sell their own merch and can give you the inspiration you need to get started. For example, check out TikTok brothers Gil and Jayden Croes’ merchandise. 

CroesBros Merch


Having a hard time getting brand deals or selling your merch? Have no fear, as cross-promoting is here! If you have a following on another form of social media, such as Instagram or YouTube, you can simply promote those accounts on TikTok for optimal success. For instance, if you refer your TikTok followers to Instagram, where you have 100,000 followers and a good platform for obtaining brand deals, TikTok can help you flourish financially in that way. Although TikTok may not be the direct source of your cash flow, it makes an impact through redirecting traffic to platforms you excel in. Next time you feel like calling it quits due to a lack of a brand deal on TikTok, get creative! There is always another route to success. Just look at how popular TikTokers the Dobre Twins promote their other social media accounts.

The Dobre Twins Promoting Their Other Channels


Live Streaming

TikTok users can purchase coins on the app using real money that they can then be used to tip TikTok users on live stream. TikTok then gives 80% of the value of the tips to the user for the live stream. As crazy as it sounds, it brings in some revenue for TikTok influencers. If you are considering turning to TikTok for a source of income, give live streaming a try. One live heart-to-heart with your followers may cause some serious cash flow. If you have never done a live stream before and want to familiarize yourself with it before going live, then check out the top ten boys on TikTok! They are known for frequent live streams.

TikTok Coins for Live Stream 

Promoting Your Business

This is among the most reasonable ways to profit on TikTok. The secret is to promote your business on the app. You can even profit without a huge following. TikTok is a free and easy way to promote your product or brand. Create some clever videos in which you promote what your business is selling and you may just make some money. For instance, if you recently launched a new product that is a new and improved water bottle, you can create a video that could potentially go viral. In no time, TikTok users all over the world will purchase the water bottle in the viral video. As far-fetched as this idea sounds, it happens more often than you would think. The best part is that TikTok is not paying you for anything, so you are simply using the app as a means to promote your product. The app allows you to attract new customers and hype up a new product simultaneously. 

Take Your TikTok Videos to YouTube

An easy way to profit through the app TikTok is by expanding your TikTok audience. You can do this by taking your TikTok videos to YouTube. Simply merge your videos together into one large compilation to share with your YouTube following. A YouTube channel containing your best TikTok videos could make you hundreds of dollars per month and expanding your platform at the same time. For example, Visicks is a YouTube channel that highlights the world’s best TikTok videos. His channel has been a huge success, with each video ranging from 100,000 to over 1 million views on each compilation. On his channel, you will find everything from your favorite TikTok challenges to the best TikTok memes. So, what are you waiting for? Put your best TikTok videos on YouTube and let the money roll in.

This article was written by Kyleigh Eaton

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